(Pocket-lint) - Apple has updated its iPhone 12 series with a fresh new paint job.

In probably one of its shortest iPhone announcements ever, the purple version of the iPhone 12 was revealed at the Spring Loaded event. Purple has "elements of sophistication and brightness", said CEO Tim Cook. 

The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in purple will ship with iOS 14.5. They will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options. Pricing will stay the same, but Apple said you can preorder starting 23 April 2021. They will officially launch and be for sale on 30 April. 

As you can see that purple is a soft more lilac colour rather than a deep purple, but catches the light beautifully. There's also a new purple wallpaper to go with it. 

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In addition to the new colour, which joins existing black, white, red, green, and blue options for the iPhone 12 series, Apple also introduced a new MagSafe leather case and a leather sleeve case in a "Deep Violet" colour - which should match the new purple iPhone colour perfectly.

Apple also announced silicone cases in an "Amethyst" colour. Other new silicon case colours include "Capri Blue", "Pistachio", and "Cantaloupe". 

These accessories work with all the iPhone 12 models. The new leather wallet and leather case colours are available to order now.

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Writing by Stuart Miles and Maggie Tillman.
  • Source: Apple introduces iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini in a stunning new purple - apple.com
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